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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.




From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Why Stainless Steel Meshes Are Better Than Brass Meshes

by Daniel Wilson

Are you wondering whether you should order stainless steel mesh sieves or brash mesh sieves for your food processing industry? Read on and discover some of the reasons why stainless steel meshes may be a better choice for you.

Resistance to Rust

People who own brass ornaments have to polish them regularly in order to retain the attractive appearance of the brass. The appearance becomes less attractive over time because brass oxidises as it is exposed to air. That oxidation can cause the brass to rust. Similarly, brass sieves may not be good for your food processing industry because the rust caused by the oxidation of brass can taint the quality of the food you are processing. For this reason, it is better for you to buy sieves made from stainless steel mesh. This is because the sieve will not contaminate your products because stainless steel does not rust.


Brass is a soft alloy. This makes it is very common in applications where there is minimal abrasion, such as on doorknobs. Sieves made from brass can quickly deteriorate when subjected to the rigors of an industrial application. Conversely, stainless steel meshes are very strong. They can withstand any form of abrasive cleaning to which they are subjected in order to maintain the high standards of hygiene expected in a food processing industrial complex. Stainless steel meshes can also remain stable when subjected to very high temperatures during food processing.

Design Flexibility

The strength of stainless steel means it is possible to manufacture meshes of varying weave patterns from different gauges of wire. It is also possible to have sieves with different mesh sizes when working with stainless steel. This can allow you to order sieves that are customised for your specific application. Such design possibilities may not be possible when your material of choice is brass. This is because the limited tensile strength of brass may render it too weak for making sieves that require small diameter wires.

The components of stainless steel sieves, such as the frame and the sieve cloth, can be made from different stainless steel types. It is therefore imperative that you determine which type is best suited to your application before you make your order. Involve the stainless steel mesh supplier in your decision making process so that he or she puts his or her expertise at your disposal during the selection process. You will then get sieves that that will meet your industrial needs without suffering a setback.